Folic Acid Benefits for Every Stage of Life

Folic Acid Awareness Week is upon us. The second week of January is set aside each year to raise awareness of the important role folate plays for women of childbearing age. This year, we’re focusing on how this magic vitamin benefits women through every stage of life. 

 

Ages 10-12

  • Maintains healthy hair

  • Fortifies nails to boost strength and health

  • Prevents acne

  • Encourages daily healthy habits and regimes

  • Reduces the risk of birth defects

Ages 13-19

  • Maintains healthy hair

  • Fortifies nails to boost strength and health

  • Prevents acne

  • Improves overall skin health for a glowing complexion

  • Reduces the risk of birth defects

  • Reduces the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke

Ages 20-39

  • Maintains healthy hair

  • Fortifies nails to boost strength and health

  • Prevents acne

  • Improves overall skin health for a glowing complexion

  • Reduces the risk of birth defects

  • Reduces the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke

  • Empowers women to take control of their reproductive health

  • Sets an example for young girls and teens to maintain daily healthy habits

Ages 40+

  • Maintains healthy hair

  • Fortifies nails to boost strength and health

  • Prevents acne

  • Improves overall skin health for a glowing complexion

  • Reduces the risk of birth defects (unplanned pregnancies can still occur)

  • Reduces the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke

  • Empowers women to take control of their reproductive health

  • Sets an example for young girls and teens to maintain daily healthy habits

  • Supports aging skin

  • Improves blood clotting problems

Regardless of your stage of life, every woman age 10-50 needs to take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. If this B-9 vitamin is not part of your daily health regime, we encourage you to add it for 2020 and every year after. For three easy ways to get your daily folic acid, click here.